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voluptuary (noun) – A person whose life is given over to luxury and sensual pleasures; a sensualist.

(adj) – Of, relating to, or characterised by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The adjective and noun voluptuary comes via French voluptuaire from Late Latin voluptu?rius from Latin volupt?rius, an adjective derived from volupt?s ?agreeable sensation, pleasure, delight.? The second u in voluptu?rius probably comes from association with the Latin adjective and noun sumptu?rius ?pertaining to monetary expenses (especially sumptuary laws); a servant in of charge domestic expenses.? Voluptuary entered English in the 17th century.

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